May

Horrified by the swerve test

I am an older female motorcyclist who is returning to motorcycling after a number of years. I attempted to take the new module 1 test on 28th May and failed. I have no issue with the majority of the test and applaud the testing of slow maneuvering and clutch control, but I was horrified at the swerve test. I took this on a 125 which I had to violently accelerate around a curve in order to reach...

Limited edition Assen 2007 Rossi Yamaha model

Limited edition Assen 2007 Rossi Yamaha model

Grand Prix Legends has got their hands on a select few of the Minichamps 2007 Assen MotoGP Valentino Rossi Yamaha M1 models. The diecast 1:12 model has removable fairings and Minichamps have made just...

Dannisport launch new gloves

Dannisport launch new gloves

Dannisport has launched a range of three new gloves to the market, all with Knox armour and all for under £60. All three are manufactured from aniline cowhide with leather palms. Compare and buy...

Knox launch thigh protection shorts

Knox launch thigh protection shorts

Knox protection ha just launched an innovative hinged thigh protectors in a pair of light and well-vented shorts that are ideal for road, track and dirt riders.  Research into motorcycle...

GPR exhaust for easy-going KLX250

GPR exhaust for easy-going KLX250

Kawasaki’s KLX250 off-roader can now be improved with the addition of a road legal GPR hand-made aluminium can for only £249.00.  There will be a full system to follow for those who want to get...

Infinity catering for ladies

Infinity catering for ladies

Infinity Motorcycles now has a new Ladies Clothing Department: women motorcyclists now have a dedicated online store for clothing and accessories. Top 5 bikes for women Motivated by the female...

DK Motorcycles Aprilia clothing sale

DK Motorcycles Aprilia clothing sale

DK Motorcycles is selling off their current stock of 2008 Aprilia kit at reduced costs. They’ve got hoodies, sweaters, t-shirts , polo shirts and baseball caps all up for grabs at discounted...

Get the Ben Spies look

Get the Ben Spies look

Yamaha has released an official clothing line for the World Superbike factory team for 2009. The new kit is the same as what team members and riders wear over the course of WSB race weekend’s, so...

DK Motorcycles paddock stand deal

DK Motorcycles paddock stand deal

DK Motorcycles currently has a deal on Lintek paddock stands when you buy a set.  Individually, the paddock stands retail at £24.95 each. But if you buy a front and a rear stand together,...

Royal Enfield Bullet Scrambler

Royal Enfield Bullet Scrambler

Royal Enfield for the western market, with new chassis and greater dimensions. The first should be this - the Bullet Scrambler 500.

TT 2009 commemoration watch

TT 2009 commemoration watch

Isle of Man TT 2009 timing partner, Graham London, has released a limited edition 2009 watch to celebrate the link with the worlds most recognised motorcycle road race. You’ll have to give Graham...

Visorvision box sets from £15

Visorvision box sets from £15

Visorvision, the firm which brought us the MCN award-winning V2 sponge, now has boxed sets of helmet care products from as little as £15. They’ve popped the V2 Sponge, FogTech, Raincoat, V2 Shiner, V2...

Hideout Leathers’ bring and buy sale!

Hideout Leathers’ bring and buy sale!

Made-to-measure leathers firm Hideout is having an open day on Saturday June 13, featuring a bring and buy stall, where you can get shot of your surplus kit and stock up on some fresh gear for the...

Top 5 three-quarter litre corner eaters

Top 5 three-quarter litre corner eaters

Is 750cc the perfect capacity? For many it strikes the perfect balance between the light weight and sharp handling of a 600 and the all out power of a litre bike. Thinking of trading in? Sell your...

What MotoGP savvy can do for your bike

What MotoGP savvy can do for your bike

Next week’s MCN features one of the best ZX-10Rs ever created. It was made by an ex-MotoGP technician who turned a 2004 bike into a track weapon that’s two seconds a lap faster than a £45,000 Ducati...

Rossi at Mugello: what’s next?

Rossi at Mugello: what’s next?

It’s almost a guarantee that reigning MotoGP World Champion Valentino Rossi is going to wheel out yet another spectacular helmet design for this weekend’s Mugello Grand Prix, but what do you think...

New Motrax GP digital pump

New Motrax GP digital pump

Motrax has just launched a new highly accurate pressure gauge, perfect for the track riders amongst you. The pump has a digital LCD pressure gauge with selectable pressure units with the choice of...

Massive reduction on Dainese kit at P&H Motorcycles

Massive reduction on Dainese kit at P&H Motorcycles

Crawley-based dealer P&H Motorcycles is selling a stack of Dainese riding kit at knock-down prices, including an astonishing £424.99 off the price of a Rizla Suzuki one-piece suit and textile...

My Yamaha R1 is ruined because of Rossi TT ride!

My Yamaha R1 is ruined because of Rossi TT ride!

MCN editor Marc Potter will be riding with Valentino Rossi when the 8-time world champion does a historic parade lap at the TT next week. Valentino Rossi to ride at TT Naturally Potter wanted to make...

MCN's top sports bikes of the year 2009

MCN's top sports bikes of the year 2009

In the May 27 issue of MCN the sporty group test winners go head to head to see which sports bike is the best of the best in 2009.    Video: Watch the sports bike of the year 2009...

£100 off Arai helmet at George White

£100 off Arai helmet at George White

Dealer George White has slashed £100 off the cost of an Arai Viper GT Web helmet. Normally costing £399.99, it can now be yours for £299.99. Compare and buy motorcycle helmets Here’s the helmet’s...

Huge savings on AGV helmets

Huge savings on AGV helmets

Motorcycle dealer George White is offering £70 off the AGV Stealth St. George (pictured here) and £50 off the AGV Airtech Tribute. For further details visit www.georgewhite.co.uk or call 01793-716716.

More than 50 hours of TT television coverage ahead on ITV

More than 50 hours of TT television coverage ahead on ITV

More than 50 hours of live television coverage of the Isle of Man TT races will be broadcast this year hosted by James Whitham, Steve Parrish and Craig Doyle. The broadcaster has unveiled its final...

Fast track your luggage to the TT

A new company is offering you the chance to ship your luggage to the TT, so that you can ride across to the island without being laden down. TT FastTrack, based near Douglas on the Isle of Man, is providing a secure address for riders to post, parcel-post or courier camping gear, clothing, and any other TT essentials to. Receipt of items shipped to the company, will be sent by text, e-mail or...

Kent bikers the friendliest?

I havent ridden bikes for about 10 years, the last one was a DT125 hacking about in London. I moved to Kent a few years back and the number of bikers about on a sunny day made me decide to take the plunge. I passed my test and on the same day traipsed up to Milton Keynes to pick up an old CBR600! Riding back was fantastic, if a little scary! Test pass in the morning, M1 and M25 on a sports 600 in...

Justice by Gatso?!

Riding up the dual carriage A24, 5 miles from my home, the speed limit drops to 60mph due to a right turn into a garden center. The carriageway also becomes 3 lane for waiting vehicles at this point. I am approaching a car which is in the inside lane, doing approx 60 mph, with an overtake of about 6 to 8 mph. When one car length behind said car the brake lights come on and the lady driver, who I...

Free parking an "empty gesture"

Free parking an "empty gesture"

A council that scrapped free motorcycle parking is accused of "trying to spin their way out of more bad publicity" over the move. London’s Westminster City Council has announced its scrapping of...

MAC Motorcycles - a new British manufacturer appears

MAC Motorcycles - a new British manufacturer appears

New British motorcycle manufacturer, Mac Motorcycles, is gearing up to start producing a range of 500cc single cylinder bikes. Designed over the past nine months the bikes are set to use a 500cc Buell...

Tories call for suspension of new test over crashes

Tories call for suspension of new test over crashes

The Conservatives have called for part of the new riding test to be suspended as the number of learners to crash while taking it continued to rise. There were 15 incidents in the first...

£120 off Arai Chaser Camo helmet with Buster's accessories

£120 off Arai Chaser Camo helmet with Buster's accessories

Buster's Accessories are offering an amazing £120 off Arai Chaser Camo helmets at the moment. This means you can pick up this high-quality helmet for only £249.99 The helmet isn't the only thing on...

Feature: Why Ducati is manufacturer of the year

Feature: Why Ducati is manufacturer of the year

Ducati won Manufacturer of the Year at the latest MCN Awards ceremony. Click here for a free online feature article explaining what made Ducati so great in 2008. How Ducati won Manufacturer of...

Benelli's rival for the Honda Hornet, Triumph Street Triple and BMW F800R

Benelli's rival for the Honda Hornet, Triumph Street Triple and BMW F800R

MCN’s senior road tester Michael Neeves has seen Benelli's new roadster – a bike that looks set to rival Honda's Hornet, Triumph's Street Triple and BMW's F800R. The new parallel-twin Benelli will...

New digital pump from Motrax

New digital pump from Motrax

This new GP Digital Pump from Motrax costs £15.99 and is the ideal piece of kit for track day enthusiasts who need to be sure of their pressures pre- and post-track sessions. Motrax are claiming the...

Dainese airbag boss: "Rip-cords are unreliable"

Dainese airbag boss: "Rip-cords are unreliable"

Airbag technology isn’t something completely new – Spidi, RS Taichi and various other manufacturers are using a system that uses a cord to inflate the airbags when the rider separates from the bike.

New BMW S1000RR video

Check out this new YouTube video of BMW's S1000RR Superbike. It includes: intro, start and rev, walk around, tech and design overview. Also, see the asymmetrical headlights in action.  

Honda confirms it will not be at the NEC bike show

Honda confirms it will not be at the NEC bike show

Honda has confirmed rumours it will not be attending this year’s NEC Motorcycle show in Birmingham as it concentrates on dealer launches for the new 2010 model range. The move obviously saves a huge...